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Zac Efron, Wise Choice: Cocaine Never Helped These Former Child Stars

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With the reports that he recently completed a stint in rehab for cocaine, Zac Efron’s getting more buzz (oops) than any of his recent movie roles. That’s not to suggest he fell into a dangerous drug habit on purpose, mind you. But we have noticed cocaine has played a role in the lives of quite a few actors who got an early start in Hollywood — and it wasn’t necessarily to their benefit. If the rumors of the High School Musical star (whose upcoming movies include Parkland and Neighbors) trashing hotel rooms and missing shoots are true, we’re pretty glad he got help. Here are some other former teen/child stars whose cocaine use got in the way of us taking their adult careers seriously:
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In Memoriam: Heartbreaking Television Losses From The 2012-13 Season

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Each year the Emmy Awards pay tribute to the finest acting that graced the small screen that season. But let’s not forget: it’s also home to the time-honored tradition known as the TV Death Montage. Yes, there is no better way to honor recently deceased television legends than to throw together a sappy video project in iMovie. It’s great that we take a moment to mourn these great actors, actresses and industry titans, but what about all of the OTHER stuff we lost on television this season? (SPOILERS AHEAD)

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by (@katespencer)

5 Reasons You Need To Know Rush Star Daniel Bruhl

Remember that adorable dough-faced QT who played the loathsome Fredrick Zoller in Inglourious Basterds? Well that actor, Daniel Bruhl, is about to break out in a major way with his amazing performance as Formula One racer Niki Lauda in Ron Howard‘s latest, Rush. Brühl’s well-known in his native Germany (apparently Goodbye, Lenin! is a great film to start with if you’re looking to get your feet wet) but with Rush and The Fifth Estate coming out this fall he’s destined to follow in the footsteps of Christoph Waltz and Jean Dujardin, fellow European actors who have made it huge in Hollywood and snagged an award or two along the way. Just last week it was announced that Brühl signed with management firm Anonymous Content, which reps stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. And while he told us at the Toronto Film Festival that he’s “not thinking” about the possibility of being nominated for an award, we have already have him on our Oscar short list.
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Supermarket Superstars: 30 Stars Going Gaga For Groceries

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Celebrities like Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba and Olivia Munn may look like they live glamorous lives, but at the end of the day, they’ve got a few things in common with the common people. They feel ambivalent about celebrating Thanksgiving with their weird extended family. They get frustrated about going to that “important” annual dentist appointment. They even run to the market when they’re out of milk. In fact, some of them seem to REALLY love grocery shopping. Check out our gallery of 30 celebs caught in the act of loading up their carts. We don’t know what they were thinking… but we can guess.

by (@shalapitcher)

Which Of These Emmy-Nominated Dramas Is The Worst Place To Live?

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Drug-riddled exurbia, corrupt capital cities, countries threatened by terrorism, societies divided by race and class — in order to be nominated for the Outstanding Drama Emmy, it seems, your show has got to be set in someplace pretty bleak. Whether it’s Game of Thrones‘ Westeros or House of Cards‘ Beltway, these all seem like terrible places in which to live, so of course they’re great hotbeds of juicy drama. While we wait for the Academy to decide which show is the best, we thought we’d ask you: Which show’s setting is the absolute worst? We’ll break it down for you, in our own descending order of terribleness. Then it’s your turn to vote!
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That Time When Julianne Moore Met Her Favorite Basketball Player

Stars from television, screen, and stage came out for the New York premiere of Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut about a New Jersey ladies’ man who loves pornography more than the real thing. While the Entertainment Weekly-sponsored event was intended to toast the hardworking team that’s carried the film from Park City to Toronto, it doesn’t mean there wasn’t room for fan-girling–even if it was coming from an Oscar nominee.

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Emmys 2013: Who’s The Bigger Badass? The Lead Actor In A Drama Race Gets Evil

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The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are right around the corner, and the Lead Actor in a Drama category is a battle between evil, and, well, evil. There are six contenders overall, but the top three, as far as VH1 is concerned, have made a name for themselves based on their ruthless personalities and immoral behavior. From the safety of our living rooms it’s all entertainment, but who would you really want to avoid running into in a dark alley?

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13 Unlucky Disney Star Scandals

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Some of today’s biggest celebrities started out as the ultra-innocent stars of Disney TV shows and movies. Miley Cyrus, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton are just a few of the squeaky-clean kids who dirtied up their images (sometimes intentionally) with alleged drug use, arrests and leaked nude photos. Check out the full list of 13 Unlucky Disney Star Scandals.

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